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Sundance Institute and Skoll Foundation Provide Filmmakers and Social Entrepreneurs a Framework

Posted Jan 23, 2012, by Kathy A. McDonald

Sundance Institute and Skoll Foundation Provide Filmmakers and Social Entrepreneurs a Framework for Action

Documentaries tell us both who we are and what we could be. By spotlighting challenging issues, documentaries can also be…

John Hawkes Transcends the Physical in The Surrogate

Posted Jan 23, 2012, by Claiborne Smith

John Hawkes Transcends the Physical in The Surrogate

John Hawkes is the man who sets a movie a little on edge, who upends your expectations of what you thought you were going to…

Wide Angle Thinkers: How Political Analyst Drew Westen Helps Candidates Connect with Voters

Posted Jan 23, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Wide Angle Thinkers: How Political Analyst Drew Westen Helps Candidates Connect with Voters

In addition to the 181 of films being presented at this year’s Festival, there’s also an ambitious slate of panels, populated…

Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg Mine Their Bad Breakups in Celeste and Jesse Forever

Posted Jan 22, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg Mine Their Bad Breakups in Celeste and Jesse Forever

Some of the brightest young inhabitants of Hollywood’s thriving comedy community were on hand for the world premiere of Celeste…

Frank Langella and Peter Sarsgaard Bring Uncommon Nuance and Humanity

Posted Jan 22, 2012, by Jeff Hanson

Frank Langella and Peter Sarsgaard Bring Uncommon Nuance and Humanity to Jake Schreier’s Robot & Frank

While the Sundance Film Festival officially kicked off Thursday evening in Park City, nearby Salt Lake City hosted its own…

Richard Gere Plays a Corporate Raider in Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage

Posted Jan 22, 2012, by Jeff Hanson

Richard Gere Plays a Corporate Raider in Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage

The word ‘arbitrage’ is often used in the cutthroat world of high finance, defining the practice of buying low and selling high…

Stephen Frears Ventures into the Seedy Back Alleyways of Sports Bookies with Lay the Favorite

Posted Jan 22, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Stephen Frears Ventures into the Seedy Back Alleyways of Sports Bookies with Lay the Favorite

In addition to directing some of the most celebrated films of the past 30 years, Stephen Frears has mastered the art of…

Ice-T Leads a Journey Into the Trenches of Hip Hop

Posted Jan 22, 2012, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

Ice-T Leads a Journey Into the Trenches of Hip Hop

Some three decades after his emergence as a pioneering hip hop artist, Ice-T is once again beefing up his resume as an…

Exploring the Future Normal at New Frontier 2012

Posted Jan 21, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Exploring the Future Normal at New Frontier 2012

When Sundance introduced the first New Frontier program at the Festival in 2007, in a cramped basement space on Main Street in…

Q&A: Amy Berg’s West of Memphis Provides an Ending to 18 Years of Hell

Posted Jan 21, 2012, by Claiborne Smith

Q&A: Amy Berg’s West of Memphis Provides an Ending to 18 Years of Hell

If you think the American justice system is chugging along just fine, West of Memphis will sober you up from that crazy trip in…

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